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Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration

Biological Materials and Methods

  • William S. Pietrzak


  • A comprehensive but succinct reference for the field of musculoskeletal tissue regeneration

  • Chapters are organized logically to build upon concepts

  • The pros and cons of competing or alternative technologies are presented objectively

  • The authors conclude each chapter with an estimate of where the field is headed


Part of the Orthopedic Biology and Medicine book series (OBM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Background

    1. Wei Shen, Mario Ferretti, Mollie Manley, Freddie Fu
      Pages 19-38
    2. Bruce Doll, Matthew Aleef, Jeffrey O. Hollinger
      Pages 39-61
  3. Hard Tissue Technologies

    1. Takaaki Fujishiro, Hideo Kobayashi, Thomas W. Bauer
      Pages 65-79
    2. Lloyd Wolfinbarger Jr., Liisa M. Eisenlohr, Katrina Ruth
      Pages 93-117
    3. Andreas Stavropoulos
      Pages 119-151
    4. Racquel Z. LeGeros, Guy Daculsi, John P. LeGeros
      Pages 153-181
    5. Mikhail L. Samchukov, Marina R. Makarov, Alexander M. Cherkashin, John G. Birch
      Pages 183-198
    6. Robert J. Havlik
      Pages 199-224
    7. Barbara D. Boyan, Ramsey C. Kinney, Kimberly Singh, Joseph K. Williams, Yolanda Cillo, Zvi Schwartz
      Pages 225-245
    8. Andrew K. Simpson, Peter G. Whang, Jonathan N. Grauer
      Pages 247-258
    9. Josh Simon, Bruce Simon
      Pages 259-287
  4. Soft Tissue Technologies

    1. F. Alan Barber, Michael H. Boothby
      Pages 291-311
    2. Kevin R. Stone, Ann W. Walgenbach, Abhi Freyer
      Pages 313-325
    3. Pieter Buma, Marloes van Meel, Tony G. van Tienen, Rene P.H. Veth
      Pages 327-346
    4. Simon Görtz, Michael B. Boyd, William D. Bugbee
      Pages 347-368
    5. Stefan Marlovits
      Pages 369-394
    6. Keith W. Lawhorn, Stephen M. Howell
      Pages 395-417

About this book


The repair of musculoskeletal tissue is a vital concern of all surgical specialties, orthopedics and related disciplines. Written by recognized experts in their field, Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration: Biological Materials and Methods aims to provide both basic and advanced knowledge of the newer methodologies being developed and introduced to the clinical arena. On the cusp of a revolution, musculoskeletal repair is based on new tools that have recently become available or are about to emerge into clinical practice. By their very nature, these tools require an interdisciplinary approach, utilizing teams comprised of surgeons, engineers, and scientists in collaboration between industry and academia. A valuable resource for researchers, developers, and clinicians, Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration: Biological Materials and Methods presents a foundation to propel the technology and integration of the current state of knowledge into the twenty-first century.


ACL Reconstruction Bioabsorbable Polymer Bone Allograft Bone Formation Bone Morphogenetic Protein Cartilage Regeneration Facial Skeleton Fracture Repair Gene Therapy Meniscal Repair Muscle Repair Musculoskeletal Tissue Banking Orthopedic Skele

Editors and affiliations

  • William S. Pietrzak
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BioengineeringUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Biomet, Inc.WarsawUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration
  • Book Subtitle Biological Materials and Methods
  • Editors William S. Pietrzak
  • Series Title Orthopedic Biology and Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-909-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-62703-891-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-239-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 649
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Surgical Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
    Plastic Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

"This comprehensively edited text from experts in the area, covers both background information into the biology of musculoskeletal conditions and fracture repair, and techniques which may be used both for bone and soft tissue. … The text is well written and is certainly thought-provoking for people researching in this area, perhaps more so for musculoskeletal researchers than for practising clinicians. It should certainly occupy the shelves of libraries with vigorous academic departments." (Andrew Carr, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, June, 2009)